My Bucket List

Life is not lost by dying; life is lost minute by minute, day by dragging day, in all the thousand small uncaring ways.  ~Stephen Vincent Benét

So here it is, my bucket list…  (in no particular order.)

  1. Kick a bad habit
  2. Run the Peachtree Road Race 10k (Atlanta, GA-July 2010)
  3. Run a marathon
  4. Move to Chicago
  5. Ride a gondola in Venice
  6. Dive the Great Blue Hole in Belize
  7. Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  8. See the Aurora Borealis in Norway
  9. See the Pyramids in Egypt
  10. See Chichen Itza in Mexico
  11. Swim in the Devils Pool at Victoria Falls in Zambia
  12. Take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon
  13. Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland
  14. Play tennis at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai
  15. Go on a cruise on my own
  16. Live in Liverpool for 3 months (August 2011 to Present)
  17. Take a road trip
  18. Fly my family to see me in a private jet
  19. Send my parents on an all expenses paid vacation
  20. Send my brother and his family on an all expenses paid vacation
  21. Jet ski on Lake Michigan
  22. Charter a yacht with crew for a week
  23. Go camping
  24. Ride a horse on a beach
  25. Go skydiving (Georgia- 2008)
  26. Bungee jump
  27. Go hang gliding with my dad
  28. Shoot level 5 rapids
  29. Swim with dolphins
  30. Learn pipe
  31. Go zip lining above the tree tops Gwynedd, Wales- August 14, 2013
  32. Go treasure hunting
  33. Go indoor skydiving
  34. Scuba dive in a shark cage with Great Whites
  35. Visit New Zealand
  36. Make a positive difference in someon’s life
  37. Go on a sail boat
  38. Scuba dive with whale sharks at the Georgia Aquarium
  39. Learn how to ride a sports bike
  40. Skydive in the buff
  41. Learn a second language fluently
  42. Take an advanced photography class
  43. Take an advanced floral arrangement class
  44. Take a cooking class (or 10)
  45. Win a “Best Speaker” award in Toast Masters
  46. Pay for a strangers groceries
  47. Do a high fashion photo shoot just for fun (with big hair and all)
  48. Be a keynote speaker in front of 100 people (Gulp!)
  49. Write a book  (I know, so cliche right?)
  50. Dye my hair (or some of it) an unnatural color
  51. Own a penthouse in (city tbd)
  52. Own a white custom 6 series
  53. Read 50 books in one year
  54. Host a black tie dinner party
  55. Host a themed dinner party
  56. Host a family holiday
  57. Shower in a waterfall
  58. Make $100k in one day
  59. Donate 5 gallons of blood (not all at once)
  60. Have my grandmother’s ring refashioned
  61. Be on HGTV
  62. Swim in the ocean under a full moon
  63. Help my little brother start a business
  64. Fly a kite Crosby Beach, England- August 1, 2013
  65. Learn how to C Walk
  66. Learn how to wink
  67. Abseil the Liverpool Cathedral Liverpool, England- August 2012
  68. Ride a segway through a forest, Preston, England- September 16, 2013
  69. Run the Color Run 5k
  70. Watch all the Godfathers in one day
  71. Wakeboard on the Mersey River
  72. Flyboard in Hawaii
  73. Paraglide over Neuschwanstein Castle

Things I’ve done but want to do again…

  1. Donate my hair to make wigs for people with cancer (again)
  2. Snowboard the Zugspitze in Germany (again)
  3. Visit the Acropolis in Greece (again)
  4. Visit Prague (again)
  5. Visit Budapest (again)

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